Santhana Velupillai

NMR Facility Director

Research Interests

  • Solution- and Solid-State NMR spectroscopy of Chemical and Biological Materials
  • Structural Biology
  • Bimolecular Structure and Dynamics
  • Structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Metabolomics
  • NMR education

Other Interests

  • Alternative energy
  • Photovoltaics
  • Data networking
  • Sociology
  • K-12 Education

Recent Publications 

  • 51. S. L. Tun, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, and F. C. Pigge, "Imidozolidine hydride donors in palladium-catalyzed alkyne hydroxylations", J. Org. Chem. 2022, 87, 8059-8070.
  • 50. C. E. Peroza, F. Chen, D. E. Wurster and S. V. Santhana Mariappan*, "Solubilization of Organics I: 1H NMR chemical shift perturbations, diffusometry and NOESY indicate biphenyls internalize in micelles formed by cetyltrimethylammonium bromide", Magn. Reson. Chem. 2019, 50, 1097-1106.
  • 49. G. Campillo-Alvarado, K. P. D'mello, D. C. Swenson, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, H. Hopfl, H. Morales-Rojas and L. R. MacGillivray, "Exploiting boron coordination: B<-N bond supports a [2+2] photodimerization in solid state and generation of a diboron bis-tweezer for benzene/thiophene separation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1-5.
  • 48. G. Campillo-Alvarado, K. Aslan, M. A. Sinnwell, E. W. Reinheimer, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, L. R. MacGillivray and R. H. Gronenman, "A solid-state [2+2] photodimerization involving coordination of Ag(I) ions to 2-pyridyl groups", J. Coord. Chem. 2018, 71, 2875-2883.
  • 47. Q. Chu, A. J. E. Duncan, G. A. Papaefstathiou, T. D. Hamilton, M. B. J. Atkinson, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, L. R. MacGillivray, "Putting cocrystal stoichiometry to work: A reactive hydrogen-bonded superassembly enables nanoscale enlargement of a metal-organic rhomboid via a soild-state photocycloaddition", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4940-4944.

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Santhana Velupillai portrait
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside (1991-1994), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (1995-1996)
PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1990)
MSc, The American College, Tamil Nadu, India (1983)
BSc, MDT Hindu College, Tamil Nadu, India (1981)

University of Iowa
W184 Chemistry Building (CB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States